Sunday, December 9, 2007

Locative Media & Instantiations Of Theatrical Boundaries

by Sally Jane Norman
Throughout history, theater has constantly remapped its temporal and spatial boundaries, sometimes reviving old models that resurge with acuity in this reshaping process. Performance rituals underpinned by chronological and topological signifiers offer a valuable framework for studying social and aesthetic implications of locative media art, and for conjecture on the specific communion of perception afforded by its fused time zones and deployable topographies.
New kinds of synchronization of interactive participants may emerge as today’s answer to the dynamics of bygone theatrical celebrations. Conversely, strategies used to instantiate boundaries of theatrical art may inspire new forms of locative media...

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